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Keeper's Explorer. Take two.

Welcome to my new registry. This is my 2000 Explorer XLT. Bought it from the original owner for $3,400. Came with the owners manual, and the paper work to prove it's been dealer maintained. When I purchased the Ex, it had 111,000 on the odometer, a small tear in the leather of the drivers seat, some sand in the back( take it the guy was a surfer, found a few surf board fins in the jack storage area). Gonna do a alignment when I get the chance, and start transferring all my mods from my Sport into this.

As she stands when I brought her home.



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How she currently stands.
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04/07/11

Current Mods:

Interior:

Exterior:

Lighting:
  • Sylvania Silverstars for the headlights.
  • x2 Hella 500 driving lights.
  • Fog light/ High beam mod.
  • LED Puddle lights, license plate lights.

Engine:4.0L SOHC

Suspension and Brakes

Drive Train

Projects for the future:
  • Quick disconnects for front and rear sway bar.
  • Possibly LS up front.
 



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An Atlas II sounds like a good present!
 












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I should have my 2.0x6.5" Fox shocks for sale shortly :)
 






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I should have my 2.0x6.5" Fox shocks for sale shortly :)

Well I'd like to call dibs on them once the time comes. :D

In other news...











These came in.

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Took a few minutes to rib out the stock battery tray. Drill a few holes (four to be exact) and mount the whole thing in there.

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Glad to have a new battery, no more worries about the damn Explorer starting in the morning. It may be my imagination, but it feels that the idle has smoothed out a tad. Regardless I'm happy to have upgraded. Special thanks to Tbars4 for his informative threads. Helped out a ton. :salute:
 






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Is that a Ballistic Fab battery tray? Which one is it?
 












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...Glad to hear you got what you were looking for and looks like you will be set for a while...:biggthump

..Just be careful with those ends on your cables though...The clamps will flex and loosen causing some other related issues in the future...;)
 












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Outstanding Devil Dog! :salute:
 






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..I always new Maniak's ride would make it in their magazine...:p:








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Well my Rancho 5000's were finally dead. After 60,000 miles on two Explorers I figured it was time to retire them. So I got online and ordered a new set of Bilstein 4600's for under $330. They came in today...

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Y'all know the process. I'm glad I replaced/upgraded these are a marked improvement over new R5000, not to mention the worn out old ones.
 






Stic-o

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Well my Rancho 5000's were finally dead. After 60,000 miles on two Explorers I figured it was time to retire them. So I got online and ordered a new set of Bilstein 4600's for under $330. They came in today...

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Y'all know the process. I'm glad I replaced/upgraded these are a marked improvement over new R5000, not to mention the worn out old ones.

Congrats. .now we should test them.:D
 






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Nice, I've always wanted to try those and see if they're better than the Ranchos but the price has kept me away, and I don't know anybody around me who runs them. Let us know how they hold up offroading!
 






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Well having run my Bilsteins for about a month, I gotta say I'm really pleased with them, really a massive improvement over Ranchos. I'd highly recommend them to anyone interested.
 






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Good to hear. The longer I have the Ranchos the more I realize how stiff they are. I have plenty of control but i feel every little bump. I want Bilsteins for my truck but it has 6 shocks I don't think my bank account can handle that expense ha.
 









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I'm looking into making an addition to my roof rack. My thinking is that I can use the roof rack rails to mount a length of PVC pipe about three inches in diameter in order to hold fishing poles out of the cabin. If any of you all would have leads on how I can complete this it would be much appreciated and cut down on my research time.
 






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